Maritime

Navy arrests 4 suspected pirates in Rivers

Dec 9, 2013

The Nigerian Navy has announced the arrest of four alleged sea pirates suspected to be behind various breach of maritime security in the nation’s waterways. In a statement issued by the The Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS), Pathfinder, Base Information Officer, Lt.-Cdr. Abdulsalam Sani, on Sunday in Port Harcourt, it was stated that the suspects were arrested by troops of…

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We inherited dead scanners — Customs

Dec 9, 2013

The Nigerian Customs Service has accused the ousted service providers of leaving behind old-fashioned and obsolete scanners at the nation’s seaport, airports and border posts. Comptroller-General of customs, Alhaji Abdullai Dikko, who made the allegation, yesterday, in Lagos, disclosed that the service providers only provided 21 scanners during their extended stay of eight years in Nigeria.…

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Sea piracy: NIMASA boss, lawyers call for stiffer penalties

Dec 9, 2013

Director of Shipping Department,Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, Captain Warredi Enisuoh and some senior  lawyers in Lagos, weekend, called for stiffer penalties to check the menace of sea  piracy and kidnapping on the country’s territorial waters. Speaking  at the end of year lecture of the Apapa lawyers’ forum of the Nigerian Bar Association,…

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NCS organises seminar on cabotage

Dec 6, 2013

The Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS) has held its quarterly training programme tagged ‘Understanding Cabotage and Local Content in the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry (upstream)’ in Lagos. The seminar, which examined the implementation and realisation of the Cabotage and Local Content regimes, sought indigenous participation and local capacity development in both the maritime and…

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IMO Assembly elects forty-member council

Dec 6, 2013

As the biennial conference of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) ends this week in its headquarters in London, United Kingdom, its Assembly has elected no fewer than 40 member nations as members of its Council. Those elected will serve in the council for another two years; that is 2014 to 2015. Under category A, ten…

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PAAR: Anxiety as Customs take-over of scanning operation

Dec 5, 2013

There is anxiety in the maritime industry over the take-over of destination inspection scheme by the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS. Vanguard gathered that the Service officially took over the operations yesterday after the hand over by the Service Providers. While the management of Customs over the weekend said that the Federal Government has directed that…

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FG to spend N217bn on Lekki Deep Seaport

Dec 5, 2013

The federal government Wednesday said it would spend N217 billion on the development of the Lekki Deep Seaport in Lagos State. This was sequel to the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at its weekly meeting presided over by the Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo. Briefing journalists shortly after  the FEC meeting, the Minister of…

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Shell, Guinness, others enjoyed N65 billion duty waivers in 2012/2013

Dec 4, 2013

Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, Guinness Nigeria Plc, Shoreline Power Company Limited, Olams Nigeria Limited, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), Niger Delta Power Holding Company (NDPHC) and Geometric Power Limited have featured prominently on the list of beneficiaries of duty waivers granted to the public and private sector institutions during the fiscal year 2012/2013. Releasing…

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NIMASA scam: How contracts were awarded, by EFCC witness

Dec 4, 2013

Most of the contracts awarded at the Nigeria Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) alleged to have been split, were approved by the agency’s governing board, a Federal High Court heard yesterday. An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) witness, Mohammed Shehu, said the agency’s former Director-General, Mr. Raymond Omatseye did not influence the contracts. Testifying…

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Delay as Customs server breaks down

Dec 3, 2013

The frequent breakdown of the server of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Lagos and Onne ports, Rivers State, is causing delay in cargo clearance. Agents and importers said they were facing difficulties in transacting businesses within specified periods. The clearing agents fingered the Tin Can Island Port Complex (TCIPC) and the Ports Terminal Multi-services…

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